For anyone who is in the area, I will be speaking at the South Dakota Festival of the Book on the 26th of September in Deadwood, South Dakota. I love this festival. There is something familial about it. And Deadwood, if the Harleys have gone home, is a beautiful place in the fall. There truly is something spiritual about the Black Hills. As with most things American, if we listen to the voices of the people who were here before our European incursion we can learn a lot. I look forward to the chance to listen to the deep voices of the land and to brush shoulders with good writers and good readers and the all-around good folks who make an annual pilgrimage to this undiscovered gem of a book festival. I hope to see some of you there.
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I sure wish I ‘could’ go there, to hear you speak…. I’ve been to the Black Hills and you are so right…. I went in October in 2009 I think it was, and it was absolutely glorious ! Have a great time Mr. Nerburn, and one of these days I’m going to hear you speak !! Love these background pictures so much !
Hi Kent, I wish Madou and I could be in Deadwood the 26th. As you say, driving through the Black Hills (after passing all the advertising boards) is a great experience. It is such a special area. Knowing about the history, knowing it is still rightfully the land of the Lakota and other indian nations, it feels so good to be there.
I would love to hear you talk about the book on Chief Joseph. But then, I won’t complain. I will never forget the weeks that you guided me and my group from Holland following the route of the Nimíipuu with Chief Joseph towards Canada to find freedom. Your book about this struggle is a great reader. Hope to see you around in the near future.